A Ramsar site - Verlorenvlei ('lost' lake) is a magnificent freshwater feature on the West Coast of South Africa. A birding site par excellence, this site is tragically threatened by a proposed tungsten mine. Please encourage the National Department of Mineral Affairs and Department of Environmental Affairs to make a decision against mining within this rich landscape which supports internationally significant biodiversity.http://verlorenvlei.co.za/tungsten-mining-threatens-ramsar-site/
Sign the petition and visit the website to make your voice heard. No more damage to this fragile environment.
We the undersigned
Request that you apply your mind to the potential conflict between mining and biodiversity conservation. The area proposed for mining is deemed to be of international significance, supporting a landscape and environment that is unique.
We request that you decide against any further detrimental activities that might threaten Verlorenvlei, and examine the long term cost-benefit in terms of eco-tourism to this area if appropriately managed for long term sustainable conservation.
Thank you for your time and effort in assessing all aspects pertaining to the conservation of our natural heritage.